The Wait

I sat in the waiting room at the doctor’s office yesterday.
My test results were in, and there I sat; waiting and waiting and waiting.
It makes you wonder why they even bother assigning you a specific time to be there.
They should just say, “Show up any ol’ time and we’ll eventually get to you!”
So you’re sitting there wondering what the test results are.
It’s hard to read a magazine because you don’t want to get into an article you can’t finish and besides, you’re wondering what the test results are.
Finally your name is called and they put you into a room.
Don’t let this ploy fool you; this is only a relocation of the waiting process.
Now you’re sitting in the examination area with all of these posters on the walls about diseases you may or may not be identified with.
You really don’t know, you don’t have your test results back yet; you’ve been waiting for 30 minutes.
You hear talking outside the door but it never opens.
Through the wall you can hear mumbling in the next room but can’t find a stethoscope to use so you can hear what they’re saying a little bit better.
To pass the time you open a few drawers and cabinets and the contents look a bit scary so you sit back down.
Finally the door opens; the doctor steps in and sits down.
“You’re test results show that everything is looking good!”
He leaves and you leave, only you have to pay the receptionist.
By the amount you pay, you realize your paying for the waiting time.
There’s no way you could be paying for the actual time you spent with the doctor.
No one makes $25 a second.

Right now there are millions and millions waiting and waiting in a place of torment, according to Luke 16:23.
They realize that when the “door” opens it’s not going to be good news and it’s not going to be short.
They won’t get a chance to pay anything because Jesus has already done that and they have rejected Him by deciding to pay for it themselves.
All they do is wait and wait for what is to come.
I was blessed by what my doctor said but if I reject what he says I could be back waiting again for more test results and this time the news may not be as good.
Follow my advice and put off the wait; accept Jesus as your Savior because if you don’t, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. Heb 10:26-27

2 thoughts on “The Wait

  1. Amen and Amen! I’m very concerned that some of my loved ones are waiting, thinking that they’ll have time to make a decision for Jesus Christ. With family, mostly all we can do is pray for them, and let them see Jesus in us when we’re around them. Breaks my heart to know that there will be those who will put off the most important decison of their life, and be left behind, to face the wraith of God on this world. Keep telling it like it is. BTW, you might consider sending your doctor a bill for your time that you spent waiting on him. After all, your time is important too! See ya at church!
    God bless y’all!


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